Relationality and mathematical knowing

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Title Relationality and mathematical knowing
Author Maheux, Jean-François; Roth, Wolff-Michael
Journal Name For the Learning of Mathematics: An International Journal of Mathematics Education
Editor Richard Barwell
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Canada
Publisher FLM Publishing Association
Abstract Current conceptualizations of knowing and learning tend to separate the knower from others, the world they know, and themselves. In this article, we offer 'relationality' as an alternative to such conceptualizations of mathematical knowing. We begin with the perspective of Maturana and Varela to articulate some of its problems and our alternative. We then illustrate relationality with the help of a short classroom episode in which geometrical knowing arises from and is constitutive of a threefold relationality between (a) the subject and the material world, (b) the subject and others, and (c) the subject and itself.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI
Volume 31
Issue Number 3
Page from 36
Page to 41
ISSN 0228-0671
Date Accessioned 2012-01-20; 2012-03-07T05:02:39Z
Date Available 2012-03-07T05:02:39Z
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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